Isle of Man Penny 1733

Isle of Man penny dated 1733. Struck in copper for the Earl of Derby's first issue. Rare variety with “O”s instead of “Q”s in the reverse legend. Obverse: The Stanley Crest; an eagle clutching a child upon the Cap of Maintenance: SANS CHANGER” (without change) sarcastically interpreted locally as “short of change”, referring to the scarcity of low denomination currency. The Stanley Crest can be better seen on an illustration of the Stanley Standard flown by the English during their victory over the Scottish forces at the battle of Flodden in 1513 shown at the bottom of the index page. Reverse: Triskeles: “OUOCUNOUE JECERIS STABIT” (which ever way you throw it, it will stand), "O"s instead of "Q"s, “I D J.” between legs with vertical "J". Reasonable example with clear legends, light strike as usual for type and a little discolouration and pitting on obverse, see photograph.

Spink No: 7404. Diameter 26.80mm. Weight 7.7g. F-. £45.00

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